Bathing baby means more than just keeping a child clean. It also means making the soap and shampoo decision. While several mainstream brands contain parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, synthetic dyes, and preservatives, organic and natural alternatives are beginning to get more shelf space. Momprenuer Kelly Boyd launched My True Nature, a cartoon-labeled line that gives parents a safe soap option and children some tub-time entertainment. I asked Boyd why parents should use natural and organic products on their offspring. Here's what she said:
- Your child's skin is his/her largest organ. Skin soaks up products that are put on it. Do you want your child's skin to soak up genetically modified organisms, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic dyes, etc.?
- Products that are not natural and organic can irritate your child's skin and exacerbate (or even cause) dry skin or eczema.
- Bubble bath containing synthetic ingredients can cause frequent urination and a burning sensation during